"Him and Coutu are probably on the same level as far as ability and accuracy," Richt said.
Coutu has had a better season, though. He's 11-for-11 on extra points and 7-for-7 on field goals, while Crosby is 2-for-2 on extra points and 3-for-6 on field goals. Two of his misses came from more than 60 yards and the other was from more than 50. (Crosby isn't merely a product of altitude. He hit a 58-yarder at Miami.)
"I'm really competitive, and I try to do better than everybody I compete against," Coutu said, "so it definitely gets me excited."
Punter Gordon Ely-Kelso taped a picture of Crosby in Coutu's locker at the start of the week for extra motivation.
"We have razzed him a little bit," Ely-Kelso said.